Nut Cracker - Duke's Easy Pecan and Nut Cracker
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- Duke 0100 Pecan Nut Cracker/Base
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Pecan Nut Cracker On Wood Base, Precision Machined, Nickel Plated All Steel Construction, Mounted On Beautiful Hardwood Base, Easily Adjusted To Crack All Medium & Soft Shell Nuts, Lends Commercial Speed To A Formerly Tedious Job, No Tools Required For Assembly, Simply Screw The Threaded Handle Into The Nutcracker & It's Ready To Go.
Top Customer Reviews
We annually recieve a big bag of black walnuts from friends who have a tree in their yard. They are very good eating, much better than store bought walnuts. However, shelling them is often more trouble than it's worth, as black walnuts are among the toughest nuts to crack.
Then we heard about this inexpensive device, so we picked one up, and it works very well. You'll be amazed, it will leave the whole meat intact a high percentage of the time. It adjusts to fit a wide range of nut sizes, and it allows for a great deal of leverage to be applied to the nut being cracked without being unwieldy.
The only downside I can see is that is will sometimes send shell fragments flying at high speeds and for long distances. I'd recommend either doing your shelling outside, or using it in the nice box it comes in which will contain most of the projectile shell fragments. You might even consider safety glasses. (EDIT: We ordered another one of these for said friends with said tree, and theirs did not come in the same type box. You might have to cut open a long side flap to use it like I suggested.)
Overall, if you're in the market for a nutcracker, you can't go wrong with this one.
By that I mean you can crack other sizes, but it takes for ever to adjust.
I bought two of these (at the same time or order) and returned both of them. You may want to google for Lehman's best nutcracker. It's expensive around $30 but the design is great, by that I mean there is nothing to adjust for any size nut and it will crack black walnuts with a
compound action, 11 inch lever, weight is around 4 pound I believe.
This is an extremely solidly-made item, one that I could easily see lasting through decades of cracking nuts. We have three pecan trees, and have already used it on our harvests for the last two years with no obvious wear on the nutcracker. The wood base on makes it easy for anyone with a tad of know-how to mount it onto a table or wall, and "complicated" is not a word that applies to the mechanism whatsoever.
All in all, it's a great nutcracker, very handy and heavy-duty, and has already seen us through a couple of harvests without a problem. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a nutcracker!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does a great job and easy on the grip. I like the easy screw adjustment for larger nuts.Published 3 hours ago by Lissa Albertson
I really like this nutcracker. The only improvement I would make is to make the wooden base at least 2- 3 inches longer; the assembly would be more stable when trying to crack the... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Barry
Very good product! It's messy but what do you expect? Cracking pecans outside makes it easier to clean up the mess. It's so much fun!! Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I saw some negative reviews regarding use of this for walnuts (VERY hard shells!) but I have a huge crop of hazelnuts and need something to work on them. Read morePublished 22 days ago by MrsKK
Thus cracker works well, just wish it had a longer handle for more leverage and wider base to keep it from wabblingPublished 23 days ago by Kelly Chladil
This pecan cracker is a low quality item. I've bought several of similar to this one but they are much nicer than this one. Part of this one seems to be plastic! Read morePublished 27 days ago by Sherry Baker
kinda messy and hard to use..
The product itself was of good quality, but there must be an easier way to crack nuts...